Book Description

HIPAA Compliance Handbook is intended for HIPAA coordinators, project managers, privacy officers, compliance professionals, health care record managers, and others who have the responsibility for implementing the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations. It contains easy-to-understand explanations of the legal and regulatory provisions. The 2014 Edition has been updated to include: Updates from the HITECH Regulations Explanation of the new standard for determining which breaches require notification to individuals and reporting to HHS Updates on who is a business associate or subcontractor, and new requirements for business associate agreements, with sample contract provisions Analysis of the new HIPAA marketing rules, including a quick-reference chart Guidance on the complexities of implementing the new right of patients under HITECH to self-pay for services and prohibit disclosures to their health plans Updates on what information must now be included in the notice of privacy practices Explanation of the new rules on fundraising, sale of PHI, student immunizations, and more Explanation of how covered entity and business associate liability has changed under the HITECH Regulations Analysis of new resolution agreements between HHS and covered entities, and other recent enforcement actions